Chris Hall

Chris Hall - Editor

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Overview

I'm an editor and proofreader specializing in romance and personal memoirs. I have a master's in education, minors in English and history, accredited through the Poynter University and a member of ACES (American Copy Editors). With 5 years experience, I have edited everything from paranormal, horror and romance to memoirs and nonfiction self-help books.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Fantasy
Holiday
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Short Story
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Aces Certificate in Editing through Poynter University

Work experience

Editor, proofreader

Meerkat Press
October, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

I subcontract editing and proofreading services for Meerkat including Young Adult fantasies and literary fiction.

Editor, acquisitions editor, proofreader

Melange Books LLC
May, 2014 – Present (about 4 years)

As an acquisitions editor, I helped sort through the slush pile for two anthlogies. I have edited and proofed dozens of books for Melange including short stories, contemporary romance, historical romance, Young Adult, horror, thrillers and romantic suspense. I remain a freelance editor for Melange.

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

I am an editor specializing in romance and memoirs. My editing experience ranges from paranormal, thriller and horror to middle grade and self-help books. My history expertise encompasses the medieval, Regency/Victorian, and WWII eras. I follow Chicago Manual of Style and closely monitor the latest changes in the romance publishing industry.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Second Wife (The Second Wife Series Book 1)

Kishan Paul

If you want to live, you must let go of the past...Twenty-eight-year-old psychologist, Alisha Dimarchi, is abducted by an obsessed client and imprisoned in his Pakistani compound for over two years. Forced to change her name and live as his second wife, her life is filled with trauma and heartbreak. Thrust into a world of violence and oppression, Ally must fight not only to keep herself alive ... read more

If you want to live, you must let go of the past...Twenty-eight-year-old psychologist, Alisha Dimarchi, is abducted by an obsessed client and imprisoned in his Pakistani compound for over two years. Forced to change her name and live as his second wife, her life is filled with trauma and heartbreak. Thrust into a world of violence and oppression, Ally must fight not only to keep herself alive ... read more

Still Not Over You (Man from Yesterday Book 5)

Barbara Lohr

The marriage might be over, but in this heartwarming romance Phoebe and Ryder aren’t finished. Not by a long shot. When they split up, Ryder got the Harley but they both own the Gull Harbor cottage where Phoebe still lives. She wants it fixed up and demands his financial help. Her ruggedly handsome ex fumes...and then he folds. Mighty suspicious. Losing Phoebe was the biggest mistake of Ryder’... read more

The marriage might be over, but in this heartwarming romance Phoebe and Ryder aren’t finished. Not by a long shot. When they split up, Ryder got the Harley but they both own the Gull Harbor cottage where Phoebe still lives. She wants it fixed up and demands his financial help. Her ruggedly handsome ex fumes...and then he folds. Mighty suspicious. Losing Phoebe was the biggest mistake of Ryder’... read more

Fall Into Darkness (Eternally Mated #1)

Valerie Twombly

Fate brought her a savior, but Ashley may end up condemning them both. Warrior angel Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one. But when a powerful council deems the hunter has lost his humanity, he's sentenced to earth with one mission--learn compassion or be condemned to Hell.Ashley has always been different. With one glance into a person's eyes, she foresees their death--so she tries no... read more

Fate brought her a savior, but Ashley may end up condemning them both. Warrior angel Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one. But when a powerful council deems the hunter has lost his humanity, he's sentenced to earth with one mission--learn compassion or be condemned to Hell.Ashley has always been different. With one glance into a person's eyes, she foresees their death--so she tries no... read more

My Highlander Husband (The Clan MacLaren Book 1)

Nancy Pennick

Volatile times engulfed 1715 Scotland. Threats of a Jacobite uprising hung in the air. Lady Juliet Kingston traveled to Glenhaven with her entourage to meet and marry Laird MacLaren’s son with the hopes their union might help calm the rumblings of war—an Englishwoman weds a Scottish Highlander. Juliet longs for home and the man she left behind, until she meets Ross MacLaren. Both are stubborn ... read more

Volatile times engulfed 1715 Scotland. Threats of a Jacobite uprising hung in the air. Lady Juliet Kingston traveled to Glenhaven with her entourage to meet and marry Laird MacLaren’s son with the hopes their union might help calm the rumblings of war—an Englishwoman weds a Scottish Highlander. Juliet longs for home and the man she left behind, until she meets Ross MacLaren. Both are stubborn ... read more

Goddess Of The Wild Thing

Paul DeBlassie III

Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s t... read more

Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s t... read more

The Penguin's Progress: Memoirs of a WWII Dispatch Rider in His Majesty's Royal Air Force

Eric Merry, Aubrey Wynne

A young man sat on Biggin Hill in early 1940, watching an attack on the R.A.F. fighter station. As a German bomber spun out, chased by a British Spitfire, Eric knew what he wanted to do. The day he turned 18, he volunteered at the Air Ministry in Kingsway, London. Raised in a military family, his Marine father was disappointed with his choice. But both father and son served their country with ... read more

A young man sat on Biggin Hill in early 1940, watching an attack on the R.A.F. fighter station. As a German bomber spun out, chased by a British Spitfire, Eric knew what he wanted to do. The day he turned 18, he volunteered at the Air Ministry in Kingsway, London. Raised in a military family, his Marine father was disappointed with his choice. But both father and son served their country with ... read more

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